Top 10 Chinese Car Brands
China did not have a car manufacturing industry before. The first car on China’s land was an American-made Osbourne brand car imported in 1903 and received the No. 1 car driving license. Its owner is a Shanghai rich man. The attempt to make a car in China was supported by the general warlord Zhang Xueliang. In 1928, he hired an American technician to help make cars. At the Shenyang Beidaying Military Factory, he successfully imitated the U.S. trucks and launched 10 vehicles in one year.
Today Chinese car industry is developing very fast and many car brands start to be known by the world.
The following is a list of 10 most famous and best Chinese car brands including logos and a brief introduction of the company.
1. Chery 奇瑞
Chery is an automobile brand headquartered in Wuhu city. It is a state-owned company founded in 1997. Its product series include passenger cars, minivans, and SUVs. Chery is one of China best developing brand and is usually regarded as hope of China’s own auto manufacturing industry.
The products are exported to more than 80 countries and regions around the world, creating well-known product series and high-end brands such as Arrizo, Tiggo, QQ and Fulwin. Up to now, the company’s cumulative sales have reached 8.3 million units, of which more than 1.6 million cars have been exported.
2. Geely 吉利
Geely acquired Volvo Cars from Ford for US$1.8 billion in 2010. Now its total asset exceeds more than 110 billion yuan and the company has entered the world top 500 for three consecutive years.
3. Dongfeng Motor 东风
Dongfeng is China’s second-largest car-maker. It has four production base in Shiyan, Xiangyang, Wuhan and Guangzhou. It ranked 65th in the Fortune Global 500 list in 2018 and it ranked 4th among China’s top 500 manufacturing companies in 2019.
4. Foton Motor 福田
Foton Motor is a Chinese car brand mainly producing trucks and agricultural machinery. Headquartered in Beijing’s Changping District, the company’s existing asset is 86 billion with a brand value of 132 billion. It is also the largest commercial car enterprise in China.
It has produced more than 8 million vehicles and exported more than 560,000 vehicles.
5. BYD Auto 比亚迪
BYD Auto is based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The brand BYD is short for”Build your dreams.” The company was established in 1995 and is also an important rechargeable battery and electric vehicle maker in the world. it is of the largest rechargeable battery producers in the world,
BYD has been the world’s largest electric car manufactures for the past 3 years, in both consumer and commercial/industrial electric vehicles.
6. Brilliance Auto 华晨
There are 47,000 employees and total assets of more than 170 billion yuan. The company has three independent brands, namely “Zhonghua”, “Jinbei” and “HuaSong”, as well as two joint venture brands “BMW Brilliance” and “Brilliance Renault”.
7. Tianma Auto 天马汽车
The company specializes in the production and modification of special vehicles, as well as the production of auto parts and related products. At present, the company’s products are mainly divided into three categories： 1. modification of military vehicles， 2. modification of civilian vehicles, 3. design and produce garages and storage equipment.
8. JAC Motors 江淮
JAC Motors is a Chinese state-owned automobile brand, which was founded in 1964. The company is based in Hefei, Anhui Province. The company has an annual production capacity of 700,000 vehicles, 500,000 engines and related car components.
JAC has exported products to the regions of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia. It produces both commercial vehicles and passenger cars.
9. Great Wall Motors 长城
It mainly produces pickups, SUVs, family cars and new energy vehicles. It is an international company with more than 70,000 employees.
10. Zhonghua Car 中华
Among the above the 10 most famous Chinese car brands, Geely and Chery seem to have entered some developing countries in Africa and Asia, while others car brands seem still unknown to the world. There is still a long way to go for Chinese car brands.